Carbon tax the greatest ‘green tape’, the Opposition says

James Massola
The Australian

THE carbon tax is the biggest piece of “green tape” jeopardising Australia’s economy and must be discussed at a Council of Australian Governments business roundtable tomorrow, the Coalition says.

Amid warnings that “green tape” is jeopardising $900 billion in investments in resources and infrastructure, Coalition deregulation taskforce chairman Arthur Sinodinos said the environmental tax could not be left off the table.

The Business Council of Australia, the Australian Industry Group and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have called on the Prime Minister and state leaders to axe over 240 federal and state climate change and energy efficiency policies, scrap environmental assessment double-handling and fast-track major project approvals.

Senator Sinodinos said the carbon tax would be the single biggest piece of “green tape” imposed on the Australian economy.

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